Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not give up.
I am certain that I will see the LORD's goodness in the land of the living.
I long for Your salvation; I put my hope in Your word.
He gives strength to the weary and strengthens the powerless.
Therefore, my dear brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord's work, knowing that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
I will most gladly spend and be spent for you. If I love you more, am I to be loved less?
Even after my skin has been destroyed, yet I will see God in my flesh.
I will see Him myself; my eyes will look at [Him], and not as a stranger. My heart longs within me.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart, my portion forever.
The righteous one perishes, and no one takes it to heart; faithful men are swept away, with no one realizing that the righteous one is swept away from the presence of evil.
He will enter into peace-- they will rest on their beds-- everyone who lives uprightly.
If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of the parts of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.
And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of the parts of your body than for your whole body to go into hell!
For in my inner self I joyfully agree with God's law.
[I pray] that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man,
instead, [it should consist of] the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very valuable in God's eyes.
God, create a clean heart for me and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
but those who trust in the LORD will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint.
Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
you are being renewed in the spirit of your minds;
and have put on the new man, who is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of his Creator.
He saved us-- not by works of righteousness that we had done, but according to His mercy, through the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
Give us each day our daily bread.